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Definition of donation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[countable, uncountable]
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something that is given to a person or an organization such as a charity, in order to help them; the act of giving something in this way donation (to somebody/something) to make a donation to charity a generous/large/small donation donation (of…) a donation of $200/a $200 donation The work of the charity is funded by voluntary donations. organ donation (= allowing doctors to use an organ from your body after your death in order to save a sick person's life)
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